Fecund Friday: Mid-July in Spy Garden

Pumpkins and Cucumbers growing over the arbor.

Pumpkins and Cucumbers growing over the arbor.

Delice de la Table melon (tastes like cantaloupe) should be ready to harvest soon!

Delice de la Table melon (tastes like cantaloupe) should be ready to harvest soon!

Carrot Blossom (so glad we let some of the carrots go to seed, the flowers are very pretty).

Carrot Blossom (so glad we let some of the carrots go to seed, the flowers are very pretty).

Lots of action in the corn fronds and stalks…

HAhahhaha

HAhahhaha

Love is in the air

Love is in the air

Predators?

Predators?

Pretty little tree frog

Pretty little tree frog

A white butterfly (or moth?)

A white butterfly (or moth?)

Knockout Roses

Knockout Roses

Little "Short Stuff" Sunflowers (certainly won't be able to get any close up shots of some of the sunflowers; they're about 12 feet tall now!)

Little “Short Stuff” Sunflowers (certainly won’t be able to get any super close up shots of some of the sunflowers; they’re about 12 feet tall now!)

Craning for a view of…

Another variety of sunflower (called Autumn-something or another)

Another variety of sunflower (called Autumn-something or another)

Woo Hoo! The very first tomatoes of Spy Garden! These are "Morning Sun" yellow cherry tomatoes. Tastes like sunshine!

Woo Hoo! The very first tomatoes of Spy Garden! These are “Morning Sun” yellow cherry tomatoes. Tastes like sunshine!

Precarious Perch

Precarious Perch

The above is a pumpkin called Rouge de Vif d’Etampes. They are growing up the arbor and I think I’m going to make some slings for them (a pumpkin bra!) to make sure they are well-supported. In other pumpkin news…

The Pumpkin of My Dreams

The Pumpkin of My Dreams

This one Atlantic Giant pumpkin is getting huge! I’ve always hoped for some freakishly large pumpkins, and we’re well on the way!

Another Atlantic Giant

Another Atlantic Giant

And another.

And another.

Mexican Sunflower

Mexican Sunflower

The petals are so velvety.

The petals are so velvety.

Eucalptus, one of my favorite plants in the garden

Eucalyptus, one of my favorite plants in the garden

Lots of blooms and looking lush!

Lots of blooms and looking lush!

A fecund Friday to you all!

7 thoughts on “Fecund Friday: Mid-July in Spy Garden

  1. narf77

    Scrumptious and most fecund Ms Spy. Love that euc. We have the very same one in our garden down in the tea tree area. love the pumpkins and the flowers and especially love the carrot flowers, so much like their wild relative, Queen Anne’s Lace and that IS a predator and a beneficial so you are doing something right there…actually…it looks like you are doing EVERYTHING right :)

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      1. narf77

        The gypsy tent of the night invaders and a small wren that now thinks it owns the place and that chatters away at me whenever I dare to go inside. “Something” has been rootling in my sunchokes and I think it ate my purple sweet potato but this month its time to start plotting the garden and getting it ready for summer…next month planting tomato, chilli, pepper etc. seeds and pretty soon “Sanctury” will be fecund again :)

  2. Eliza Waters

    Everything is looking so lush and full – yay, summer! Those bugs look like squash bugs to me, Leaf-footed Bugs, that eat you know what. The butterfly looks like a cabbage butterfly, so you might check your brassicas for little green worms. Get the kids to pick them off and put in soapy water – a good game! Everything else looks great, reproducing lady beetles are good to have in the garden. Can’t wait to see the ‘pumpkin bra’ – may be a new marketing idea! The Atlantic Giant are going to be fun this fall. I can see the pix now: Baby yoga on pumpkins! :-D

    On Fri, Jul 18, 2014 at 6:21 PM, Spy Garden wrote:

    > Spy Garden posted: ” Lots of action in the corn fronds and stalks… > Craning for a view of… The above is a pumpkin called Rouge de Vif > d’Etampes. They are growing up the arbor and I think I’m going to make some > sling”

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    1. Spy Garden Post author

      The pumpkin bra became a reality! I crocheted one out of garden twine tonight: just posted it on my instagram: you can see the pic on the home page of spygarden.com. The only brassica remaining is a Russian red kale. It did have those little green worms on them a few weeks ago but I squished them all. Nice to know what they turn out to be! I figured those big bugs were some type of squash bugs. They are still hanging out in the corn. I guess we will sacrifice them to the pumpkin gods;) haha

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  3. puppiesinparadise

    Your pumpkins look huge. A pumking bra HaHa but a good idea. I am impressed with your success growing them. keep posting pictures it is fun watching your gardens progress.
    Honey

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